There isn’t any animal that compares to a cat and they are great pets for several reasons. Cats can be terrifically fun, and they can also take care of vermin in your home. Cats are sometimes not given their fair share of credit for keeping homes safer, and keeping undesirable critters off your property.

Cats often view small spaces as a fun challenge. If your cat wears a collar they might get hurt, and stuck. The advantage to a breakaway type collar is that if enough pressure is put on it, it will just let go rather than strangle the cat. This could save your cat’s life if the collar gets caught in some branches.

TIP! If you have drape cords in your home, keep them away from your cats. Don’t let the cat play with them since they can jump into them or play with them and get them around their neck if they have loops.

If your cat is a female, be sure to get her spayed when she is old enough. Even though your cat stays indoors all the time, there might be that one time she slips through the door when she goes into heat, which results in a litter of unexpected kittens. The best method of preventing your cat from pregnancy is to get her spayed.

Dog Products

Dog products shouldn’t be used on cats. Cats often have negative reactions to dog products. This definitely applies to flea products. Products used for flea prevention in dogs can be very harmful to your cat. Keep them separated by at least one door for a few hours after treatment.

TIP! It’s crucial that your pet gets checkups from your vet regularly. There are shots and vaccinations that are standard and necessary for your cat.

A cat’s claws can cause lots of damage to your home. If your cat is ripping up and shredding your home, invest in a kitty tower or scratching post. Teach your cat to scratch this instead of the legs of a couch or sofa. Be patient, it might take some time for your cat to learn to use the post or tower.

Litter Box

Keep your cat’s litter box in the right location. The litter box should not be kept in an area with a lot of traffic. In addition, it does not need to be near the cat’s food. To help control odors place the litter box in a well ventilated area. Both you and your cat will reap its benefits.

TIP! Cats like sneaking into small spaces. Cats that wear collars are at risk should they become stuck somewhere cramped.

Crystals in the urine, an issue many male cats have, can be avoided with the proper food. It is painful for your cat to pass these crystals and the cost to have this treated by a vet is high. Choose a cat food with low magnesium content. Read the labels. Fish-based foods usually contain more magnesium than poultry-based foods.

If you’re taking kitty on a road trip, don’t play loud music. You may enjoy it, but it could be hurting your cat’s ears. Try turning down your tunes or keeping it off to make your cat’s trip better.

Before you consider buying a kitten for your children, make sure clear boundaries are set before you bring the kitten home. Make sure everyone understands which parts of the house the cat is not allowed in. If you want to have an indoor cat, explain to your children that they cannot let it go outside. Knowing the rules ahead will help your child understand.

TIP! If your cat is older or sick, a heating pad may provide comfort. Just get a tile and heat it up in the oven for a while to place under the cat’s bed.

Don’t try and teach your kitty how the litter box is supposed to be used. This comes quite naturally to them and is not something that is learned. Don’t try to force them into the litter box by rubbing their paws or face in it.

Brush your cat’s coat often. This will help stimulate blood flow. It can also get rid of hair that is loose. This will help to eliminate hairballs, which build in your cat’s stomach and prevents it from grooming itself.

Cats are excellent for controlling rodent problems and help deter other pests from moving in. There is no doubt that a cat has wonderful hunting skills, and can be a lot more agile than their canine friends. There are so many reasons that cats maintain a high popularity.